Saturday, July 16, 2022

Obituary - Marcella "Sally" (Langel) Kruse

Marcella "Sally" (Langel) Kruse, age 97, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Glendale Gardens in Clinton, Missouri. A visitation with mass following will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton, Missouri. 

Inurnment will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the Clinton Missouri Animal Shelter (C.A.R.E.) or the Henry County Memory Fund and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences may be made online at

Sally was born on October 7, 1924, near Templeton in Carroll County, Iowa. She married her sweetheart, Otto, in 1946, upon his return from World War II. Sally and Otto raised their family in Manning, Iowa, where they were farmers. Sally loved telling stories and jokes. She never met a stranger; every person was just a friend she hadn’t spoken to yet.

Sally is survived by two daughters, Linda Gill and companion Dennis Kooker of Adrian, MO, Francine Hargens and spouse Tom Hargens of Clinton, MO; four grandchildren and their spouses, James and Molly Hastings of Kansas City, MO, Tiffany and Robert Humphreys of Knoxville, IL, Beth and Chris Thompson of Kansas City, MO, and Amber and William Kennedy of Greenwood, MO. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Brylan, Brooke, and Whitney.

Sally is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Otto; her parents, 2 sisters and one brother, and 2 sons-in-law.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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